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Volume 16, Issue 2 (1987)

Reviews of Crisis Intervention: A Handbook for Practice and Research, Methods of Family Therapy, Professional Self-Management: Techniques for Service Providers, Attitudes Toward Handicapped Students: Professional, Peer, and Parent Reactions

pp. 256—260

Increasingly school psychologists have come to recognize that they have important roles to play in helping children mediate life crises. We are surrounded by children who are experiencing events ranging from school entry to parental divorce or death of a classmate, children whose school adjustment is adversely affected by such occurrences. Psychologists are called upon to intervene, counsel or to organize prevention programs to help children overcome hazardous events. As they attempt to deal with children or become involved in prevention programs,many school psychologists realize that they have not had sufficient preparation in helping those in crisis.As they seek additional training in crisis intervention,they encounter an unexpected problem: a dearth of materials on this topic, suitable for school psychologists.

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